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Murder investigation launched in Islington

News   •  Mar 01, 2017 17:54 GMT

Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a man died in hospital following a stabbing in Islington.

On Saturday, 25 February at around 00:40hrs, police were called by the London Ambulance Service (LAS) to reports of a stabbing on Upper Street, N1.

Shortly after this, police were alerted to a second stabbing victim also on Upper Street.

Officers attended along with the London Ambulance Service.

A 28-year-old man was found injured and taken to an east London hospital. Officers were informed on Wednesday, 1 March that he had died. Next of kin have been informed.

Whilst formal identification awaits, he has been named by detectives as Jonathan McPhillips (27.05.88) from London.

A post-mortem examination is scheduled to take place on Friday, 3 March.

The second victim, a 17-year-old male youth was also taken to an east London hospital and has since been discharged.

There have been no arrests at this time and an investigation into the incidents is ongoing.

The Homicide and Major Crime Command (HMCC) led by Detective Chief Inspector Dave Whellams are investigating.

Detective Chief Inspector Dave Whellams, from the HMCC said: "This was an area of Upper Street which is always busy on a Friday night going into the weekend. I am sure there would have been many people present who would have witnessed the altercation between two groups of youths.

“I would urge those people to contact our incident room and tell us what they have seen. This seems to be a totally unprovoked attack which has resulted in the death of a young man and left a teenager injured."

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call the incident room on 020 8345 3775, or to give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit